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Igor Markevitch - The Deutsche Grammophon Legacy (2021)

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Igor Markevitch - The Deutsche Grammophon Legacy (2021)

Igor Markevitch - The Deutsche Grammophon Legacy (2021)
FLAC (tracks) - 5.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 3.1 GB
22:56:47 | Classical | Label: Eloquence / Deutsche Grammophon

Issued complete for the first time, Igor Markevitch’s Deutsche Grammophon legacy from Berlin, Paris, Prague and New York, made between 1953 and 1965. ORIGINAL JACKETS | LIMITED EDITION.
‘I record so much I forget even my own records!’ Markevitch was a prolific recording artist for several labels, principal among them Deutsche Grammophon, HMV/EMI and Philips (Eloquence has also released a new, complementary collection of his Philips legacy). He felt more comfortable in the studio than many of his podium colleagues and viewed recording as the opportunity to bring out aspects of the score which could remain unheard by live audiences.

Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2CDs

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Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2CDs

Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 527 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 287 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 7243 5 86534 2 7 | Time: 02:04:56

In the '80s there were those listeners who thought that Heinrich Schiff might redeem cello performance practice from fatal beauty and lethal elegance. Aside from the burly and brawny Rostropovich, more and more cellists were advocating a performance style whose ideals were perfect intonation and graceful phrasing. In some repertoire, say, Fauré, these are perfectly legitimate goals. In other repertoire, Beethoven and Brahms, say, it is a terrible mistake. In Bach's Cello Suites, as the fay and fragile Yo-Yo Ma recordings make clear, it was a terminal mistake. Not so in Schiff's magnificently muscular 1984 recordings of the suites: Schiff's rhythms, his tempos, his tone, his intonation, and especially his interpretations were anything but fay or fragile. In Schiff's performance, Bach's Cello Suites are not the neurasthenic music of a composer supine with dread and despair in the dark midnight of the soul, but the forceful music of a mature composer in full control of himself and his music.

Artemandoline - Domenico Scarlatti: Mandolin Sonatas (2013)

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Artemandoline - Domenico Scarlatti: Mandolin Sonatas (2013)

Artemandoline - Domenico Scarlatti: Mandolin Sonatas (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94477 | Time: 00:47:08

In Domenico Scarlatti’s vast output of 555 keyboard sonatas, there are a small number of works that are especially interesting to musicologists because of characteristics such as figured bass, three‐ or four‐movement structure, and distinctive melodic lines that are particularly appropriate for a highpitched solo instrument. Some experts believe that these works were written for the violin; on this recording, after meticulous research and the discovery of an important new manuscript at the Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal in Paris, the members of Artemandoline propose the fascinating theory that the sonatas may have been composed for the mandolin. Featuring works ranging from the smaller‐scale K77 to the ambitious and technically demanding K88 – which is extremely well suited to the mandolin thanks to its four‐part chords and dynamic nuances – this disc offers a radical reinterpretation of this captivating music.

Andreas Ottensamer, Yuja Wang, Berliner Philharmoniker & Mariss Jansons - Blue Hour: Weber, Brahms, Mendelssohn (2019)

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Andreas Ottensamer, Yuja Wang, Berliner Philharmoniker & Mariss Jansons - Blue Hour: Weber, Brahms, Mendelssohn (2019)

Andreas Ottensamer, Yuja Wang, Berliner Philharmoniker & Mariss Jansons - Blue Hour: Weber, Brahms, Mendelssohn (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 219 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:53
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Austrian clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer has joined forces with Chinese pianist Yuja Wang to record an album of works by composers of the Romantic era. Blue Hour features some of the jewels of the repertoire, including Brahms’s Intermezzo in A major, Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words – arranged for clarinet and piano by Ottensamer – and Weber’s virtuosic Grand Duo concertant. The album reveals Ottensamer to be not just a sensitive and responsive chamber partner, but also a brilliant soloist, as he gives a dazzling performance of Weber’s First Clarinet Concerto, recorded with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Mariss Jansons.

Ensemble Lamaraviglia & Stepanie Boller - Psalms and Motets from Renaissance Switzerland (2021)

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Ensemble Lamaraviglia & Stepanie Boller - Psalms and Motets from Renaissance Switzerland (2021)

Ensemble Lamaraviglia & Stepanie Boller - Psalms and Motets from Renaissance Switzerland (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 269 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:25
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Claves Records

In the middle of the 16th century, the Geneva Psalter infected the whole of Reformed Europe – Switzerland included – with a true psalm fever. The first complete collection of all 150 psalms, promoted by the Genevan reformer Jean Calvin, was published in 1562. The psalm verses were translated into French and provided with melodies by various Genevan cantors.

Alexis Ffrench - Truth (Japanese Edition) (2022)

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Alexis Ffrench - Truth (Japanese Edition) (2022)

Alexis Ffrench - Truth (Japanese Edition) (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 184 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 104 Mb | 00:45:30
Modern Classical, Easy Listening | Label: Sony Classical

Alexis Ffrench isn’t afraid of fusing his music with weighty issues. For years, the pioneering pianist has used his music to highlight mental health, discuss diversity and challenge the classical world to be more inclusive. Truth, his latest album, is his most powerful and political to date, and also his most optimistic. “I imagined what the world would look like if everybody had the opportunity to ask themselves the questions ‘who am I?’ and ‘what is my purpose in the world?’ and what we, as a human race, could create and change together.” Featuring Alexis’ signature piano and orchestra sound, alongside rare collaborations including the searingly soulful One Look with his friend Leona Lewis, Truth captures Alexis’ hopes for the future and his belief that change is already upon us.

A deux fleustes esgales - Bach: Sonates en Trio (2004)

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A deux fleustes esgales - Bach: Sonates en Trio (2004)

A deux fleustes esgales - Bach: Sonates en Trio (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 66:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | ZZT 40601 | Recorded: 2003

The duo 'À deux fleustes esgales' is here expanded. The two treble voices are joined by a basso continuo made up of harpsichord and cello, for a programme of famous trio sonatas by 'the Bachs'. From the father Johann Sebastian to the sons Carl Phillip and Wilhelm Friedemann, the stylistic evolution from Baroque to Classical can be traced here through the many facets of that crucial period in music, the eighteenth century: · Counterpoint and flowing polyphony raised to their zenith by Johann Sebastian in such a way that instrumentation becomes almost immaterial · Wilhelm Friedemann retains a certain contrapuntal denseness, placed at the service of an instrumental style sometimes reminiscent of Italian concertante writing · Carl Phillip Emanuel concentrates on the melodic line, with the continuo assuming more of a harmonic function, in a style that makes room for fantasy and sensibility or Empfindsamkeit. This CD takes us through this development - a guided tour that is sheer delight.

Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Leif Segerstam: Symphony No. 294 (2018)

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Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Leif Segerstam: Symphony No. 294 (2018)

Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Leif Segerstam: Symphony No. 294 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 269 Mb | Total time: 61:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Label: Alba | ABCD 420 | Recorded: 2016

"This third [album] in the ALBA-TROSS-series of Brahms-Segerstam juxtapositions is an excellent tidbit of the contents of this unique project with [longbearded rascals] as musical musketeers…. the material has exploded into multiversic infinities…" as Leif Segerstam clearly says about this fabulous third release in the four album series with all four Brahms symphonies and four symphonies from Leif Segerstam’s over 320 symphonies. In this third album is presented Brahms’ third symphony and Leif Segerstam’s symphony no 294, “Songs of a UNICORN heralding…” with Horn obligato played by Tanja Nisonen. Leif Segerstam (b. 1944), conductor, composer, violinist, and pianist, is one of the most versatile musical talents in the Nordic countries.

Isabelle Poulenard, Sophie Boulin - Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Cantates bibliques (2002)

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Isabelle Poulenard, Sophie Boulin - Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Cantates bibliques (2002)

Isabelle Poulenard, Sophie Boulin - Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Cantates bibliques (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 371 Mb | Total time: 75:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arion | # ARN 68555 | Recorded: 1985

This release was originally part of a two-disc album of vocal and instrumental pieces by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre issued in 1986. The music by this gifted contemporary of François Couperin is enjoying a renaissance, and justifiably, for it is inventive and affecting. Sopranos Isabelle Poulenard and Sophie Boulin are fluent in the somewhat rarefied idiom of the 'cantate française' and the result is delicately pleasing. Four of the cantatas on the disc are taken from Jacquet's first collection of Cantates françaises sur des sujets tirés de l'écriture, published in 1708, and dedicated to Louis XIV. The fifth work, Jephté, comes from a second collection issued in 1711 and is distinct from the other cantatas on the disc in being written for two voices rather than one.

VA - Greatest Hits From Outer Space (2013)

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VA - Greatest Hits From Outer Space (2013)

VA - Greatest Hits From Outer Space (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 346 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 MB
1:06:36 | Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Funk,Soul, Blues, Classical, Folk, Country, Stage & Screen | Label: Ace

Ace’s odyssey through time and space to bring you this compilation has taken almost as long as the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. The 40th anniversary of the moon landing had yet to be celebrated when this CD was first scheduled for lift-off. It has taken a fair old while to get to the launching pad, but we haven’t Saturn our backsides waiting for mission control to clear us for lift-off. The Ace-tronauts of Steele Road never lost sight of their mission statement – which was to boldly go where no CD of its type had gone before; maybe even to The Final Frontier as far as space-themed compilations go. Nearly five years after the final countdown first began, we are ready for the blast off! “Greatest Hits From Outer Space” offers a stellar collection of music that can truthfully be said to be nothing less than out of this world. Whether you live on Jupiter or in Jesmond, on Venus or in Ventnor, on Pluto or in Prestwich, Ace’s lab-coated boffins have bet their moonboots that, unlike Houston, you won’t have a problem in enjoying this voyage around the galaxy of space-related music. We don’t claim to be definitive in our quest – to be so would require a boxed set, at least – but we do feel that we’ve left no moon rock unturned in an attempt to bring you the best selection of space-related music ever to orbit around your CD player.

Prague Symphony Orchestra & Tomáš Brauner - Smetana, Dvořák, Suk, Ostrčil: Music for Prague (2024)

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Prague Symphony Orchestra & Tomáš Brauner - Smetana, Dvořák, Suk, Ostrčil: Music for Prague (2024)

Prague Symphony Orchestra & Tomáš Brauner - Smetana, Dvořák, Suk, Ostrčil: Music for Prague (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 312 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | 01:15:17
Classical | Label: Supraphon

The story of the Prague Symphony Orchestra is closely related to the history of the Czech capital, which leaves an impression on their repertoire. After their successful recording of Karel Husa's Music for Prague 1968 (Supraphon, 2021), the orchestra and its chief conductor are coming up with another album dedicated to Prague. This time, the programme is focused on the late 19th century, i.e. the period when the Czech nation fought for its language, culture and identity within the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Hein Jung, Grigorios Zamparas & Scott Kluksdahl - Songs of Sergei Rachmaninov (2024)

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Hein Jung, Grigorios Zamparas & Scott Kluksdahl - Songs of Sergei Rachmaninov (2024)

Hein Jung, Grigorios Zamparas & Scott Kluksdahl - Songs of Sergei Rachmaninov (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | 01:05:40
Classical, Vocal | Label: Centaur Records

Acclaimed for her “superior vocal value” (Boston Globe), Soprano Hein Jung has performed in major cities throughout the US and Korea. These venues include Opera Tampa, Tanglewood Music Festival, San Francisco Opera Merola Program, Milwaukee Symphony, Madison Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Bel Canto Chorus, Tampa Oratorios Singers.

Leon Fleisher, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 (2006)

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Leon Fleisher, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 (2006)

Leon Fleisher, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 327 MB | 01:06:10
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

It was the heroic age, the postwar age when American pianists first made their mark in the great wide world. The heroes took many forms: the apollonian Van Cliburn, the dionysic Byron Janis, and the mercurial Gary Graffman, along with many, many others. The most intellectually brilliant and technically incendiary member of the pantheon was Leon Fleisher. While other heroes rode the Russian war horses of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov to fame and glory, Fleisher stuck with Beethoven and Brahms, the Alpha and Omega of German composers for the piano. In these Columbia recordings of Beethoven's Third and Fourth piano concertos from the 1959 and 1961, Fleisher teamed with George Szell, the sternest of living conductors, leading the Cleveland Orchestra, the most virtuosic of American orchestras, and the results are transcendent.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - The Academy Plays Opera (2024)

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - The Academy Plays Opera (2024)

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - The Academy Plays Opera (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 327 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 190 Mb | 01:19:27
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

This premiering album by Neville Marriner includes modern, witty instrumental arrangements of the most famous arias and scenes from Verdi and Puccini’s operatic masterpieces: Nessun dorma, La donna è mobile… Don’t miss the moving chant of the ondes Martenot in Madama Butterfly or the voluble cimbalom in the Anvil Chorus from Il trovatore!

Sir John Barbirolli - British Music. Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Purcell (2024)

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Sir John Barbirolli - British Music. Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Purcell (2024)

Sir John Barbirolli - British Music. Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Purcell (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1,19 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 624 Mb | 04:29:11
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Born in London of Italian-French parents, Sir John Barbirolli (1899–1970) trained as a cellist and played in theatre and café orchestras before joining the Queen’s Hall Orchestra under Sir Henry Wood in 1916. His conducting career began with the formation of his own orchestra in 1924, and between 1926 and 1933 he was active as an opera conductor at Covent Garden and elsewhere. Orchestral appointments followed: the Scottish Orchestra (1933–36), the New York Philharmonic (1936–42), the Hallé Orchestra (1943–70) and the Houston Symphony (1961–67). Barbirolli guest conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras and was especially admired as an interpreter of the music of Mahler, Sibelius, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Puccini and Verdi. He made many outstanding recordings, including the complete Brahms and Sibelius symphonies, as well as operas by Verdi and Puccini and much English repertoire.